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Why Ritual Cannot Save Mankind

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 14, 2020 at 16:01

What the world is witnessing today is the culmination of multiple centuries of attempting to make up for the first transgression, through periods of perennial self-gratification, periods of deification of ruling classes and empires, attempts of the rule of elite congregationalist (both universal and denominational)communities and eventually, the final degradation of going back to self-rule; a situation of impossible terms being arbitrated by humanity that has no more of a clue now than millennia ago. Only one theme of how mankind could potentially have survived its own insanity which was the introduction in the very beginning of a design that, if followed in obedience to the Designer, provided a promise of eternal reality in the presence of the Eternal Sovereign: it's His domain; even when possession was licensed to others.
What was the first sin: pretending to be our own god and having a failed knowledge of good and evil; a patent lie that betrays the evil of the created being that committed it first; as spoken by our Savior: the Adversary was declared the father of lies, and fallen humanity has been under that until now.
The only reason that it is not expected to be eternal is that the promise of the Savior in Genesis 3 demonstrated that sovereignty over the earth is not temporary, even though the mortality of humanity is temporary. From the very beginning, believing in Almighty God is key.
As much as the Gospel has been diluted by erudite human intellectualism for the reasons the Hebrew Holy Writ has specified over the ages, the basic message of salvation remains the same. In the processes of replacing the truth (remember how Pilate could not discern truth) and served the lies of ritualistic religion when he gave permission for the soldiers to put Yeshua on the cross. This put the Jewish nation on notice that the example the LORD was to make of them when the leadership chose to believe and rely on the Talmud, not the prophesies, for their approach to salvation. It was like they did not want to believe Yeshua for their own reasons of pride. They will return to belief in Zechariah.
It starts with the words of Yeshua: 'salvation is of the Jews.' This means salvation of anyone, is sourced in the WORD of the LORD, starting with the Jew first, then the Gentiles. Romans 11 described the salvation of the Gentiles (goyim) as being grafted in places of the Jewish tree of eternal life; that the error of saying the 'Church' replaces Judaism is a lie (hello, remember the garden, who dispenses lies), that Israel, also known as the place of Zion, will be the future focus of the approaching re-establishment of the kingdom of David. The true church is merely a delivery system; true believers are dedicated to bringing the message forward to its fulfillment. Its mission is being brought to a completion as the Jewish nation is being prepared for the arrival of her True King; the second part of the Isaiah 61 is being readied for His return.
Revelation 3:20 is moments away in the eternal timeframe. Who is ready to open that door and in belief, say please enter into my heart and life and save me. Remember the Kingdom of God is represented in the person of the Holy One of Israel: it has been that way forever. Humanity in its shortened time of existence, does not understand and people who have rebelled will lie about it on the way to face the Eternal Sovereign Who sits and presides over their judgment.
The message has been clear from the beginning: love God and love one another: believe in the LORD, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Believing in the WORD of the LORD in the Bible, the Hebrew Holy Writ, takes care of the rest.


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